In keeping with my wedding themed fun facts, (hey, I am a psychotherapist) here’s another one.
The tradition of the honeymoon dates back to Norse times when women were literally abducted from neighboring villages. The woman was given to a single man, and the couple would remain in hiding until the woman’s family would give up their search for her. Unfortunately there weren’t a whole lot of all-inclusive beach front resorts back then. So during this time of hiding, friends and family of the groom would visit them daily, bringing them mead and honey wine. Thus, the “honey moon” period!